Laboratory Equipment and Engineering Controls

Research laboratories are filled with a variety of experiment.  Knowledge of this equipment, maintenance, and regular inspection of equipment are all important parts of running a laboratory.  This section will highlight a few common groups of laboratory equipment and safe work practices and procedures for using this equipment.  Engineering controls and laboratory ventilation systems are discussed in the fume hoods and other laboratory exhaust sections of this site.

Common types of equipment include:


Steve Elwood
Director for Research Safety

Stanley Howell
Sr. Program Manager - Chemical Safety